Tokyo: Parco, 1985. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's pictorially illustrated stiff paper wraps, black endpapers, original acetate dust jacket.
Uncommon collection of photos by Deborah Turbeville, mainly collecting work from the late 1970s and early 80s, including some work commissioned by the publisher. Known for bringing an edge to fashion photography previously absent in commercial work, this simultaneously sensual and unsettling collection of soft-focus fashion photos demonstrates her intentional departure from the highly sexualized and often misogynistic depictions of women that defined the fashion industry at the time. “[My mother] loved clothes and had she been an emancipated woman she’d probably have worked on a magazine. If she bought me a bright red plaid suit, she’d put yellow chamois gloves with it. The message was: ‘Never try to look like everyone else, always try to look like yourself, be personal’.” Illustrated plates primarily in color, many full-page. Lacking scarce bellyband. Text in Japanese and English. Light rubbing to edges of both acetate jacket and wraps. Item #3125